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OPINION | Hatred and fear in the 'Place of Gold': Dangerous anti-foreigner antipathy in Gauteng

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Civil organisations marched to Nigerian Embassy last month calling on government to put South Africa first and send foreign nationals 'back home'.
Civil organisations marched to Nigerian Embassy last month calling on government to put South Africa first and send foreign nationals 'back home'.
Alex Mitchely

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated anti-foreigner sentiment in South Africa, especially in Gauteng, making the province ripe for another wave of xenophobic attacks, writes Steven Gordon. 

Gauteng has a xenophobia problem. Non-nationals in the province are frequently exploitedmarginalised and demonised in daily life.

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